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My FIRST lathed candle sticks

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 11-17-2007 07:44 AM 1078 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally have my first candle sticks to show off. Since I am learning I did something simple but I think they will look elegant in my sisters home. They are made out of butternut and I have tung oil for the finish. I also bought some tea candles that don’t burn hot so they will work out nice for this project.
Krum





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Betsy

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#1 posted 11-17-2007 07:49 AM

Krum – those look great. I think your sister will enjoy them quite a lot. Thanks for sharing.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 11-17-2007 11:45 AM

Look great Krum, I made one similar for my daughter, she loved it. I made mine out of walnut. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-17-2007 12:07 PM

they are beautiful
love the “set” idea

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 11-17-2007 10:38 PM

Nice work Krum.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 11-17-2007 11:37 PM

Very nice Krum,

You’re off to a great start, so keep on turning.

One thing about a lathe, you won’t want to throw away any size scrap pieces anymore, but your wood stove, if you use one, is going to be hungry. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 11-19-2007 12:52 AM

Great stuff Krum! They turned out beautifully and thanks for letting us get a peek.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Cathy Krumrei

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#7 posted 11-19-2007 05:20 AM

Thanks ever so much for the encoragement. I finally received my paperwork on the lathe too. My grandson infomed me he will be taking a lathe class in school. So soon I’m sure we will be tackling lathe projects!
Krum

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Karson

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#8 posted 11-19-2007 05:49 AM

Nice job. You should be proud.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 11-19-2007 08:19 AM

Great looking set Krum. I bet you will have a ball working with your grandson.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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oscorner

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#10 posted 11-20-2007 12:38 AM

Nice candle sticks and I’m glad that you had safety in mind when you purchased the candles that be used with them. I look forward to seeing your talents increase.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Cathy Krumrei

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#11 posted 11-20-2007 01:36 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. Since some of you have more experience with candlesticks, someone had mentioned (not here) that I shouldn’t have used tung oil on them. He thought they would be more apt to catch on fire. So what would one use? Any suggestions would love to hear!
Krum

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